Close to the Cathedral the Baptistry, dating back to the 11th-12th cent. and erected on an original Roman basement, shows a niche frescoed by Gentile da Fabriano. The “Luigi Bailo” city museum offers three sections of visit: the archaeological part with Roman and pre-Roman finds discovered in the territory of Treviso; the picture gallery where masterpieces of the Venetian painting are displayed: works by Bellini, Lotto, Titian and Tiepolo; the modern art gallery where works of end nineteenth century as well as of the second half of the twentieth century are exhibited. Treviso is crossed through by Sile, a river with fresh and limpid water, which flows quietly winding the town in a crystal-clear embrace round. Art in Treviso also means culinary art: in fact the town is famous for the radicchio rosso ( red chicory) whose slightly bitter taste fits perfectly salads, as well as it is delicious cooked and grilled, in risotti and in pasticci. When in Treviso don’t forget to go to Osterie the typical wine-shops where to drink the so-called “ombra” (glass) of prosecco or cartizze, the white light wines produced in the nearby hilly area, and also to taste the local food: minestra e fagioli (soup with beans), tripes, stockfish and musetto ( kind of boiled spiced pork sausage).